The proper functioning of industrial control systems lies behind crucial processes, such as energy distribution, machinery, water management and many others. With the technological shift towards interconnectivity, now they are vulnerable to external influences more than ever. Any change in the network can lead to a restriction or a complete shutdown, which directly impacts the organization and their customers alike. Flowmon’s network visibility intelligence enables companies to avoid such risks, deal with security threats and enhance IT operations.
Back in the olden days, engineers didn’t have to worry about security since Industrial Control Systems were traditionally completely isolated from the enterprise network or internet and nobody could expect any radical modifications to the infrastructure itself. With the rise of IoT devices, automation and Industry 4.0 or interconnecting with enterprise networks, ICS environments face revolutionary changes. To take back control and maintain order of such critical services, IT professionals around the world are turning to Flowmon to get complete network visibility. The solution is designed to provide early detection and response capabilities as well as hard data for disaster recovery planning and retrospective forensic analysis.
Technical Report no. FIT-TR-2020-02 Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology
Flowmon empowers manufacturers and utility companies to ensure reliability of their industrial networks confidently to avoid downtime and disruption of service continuity. This can be achieved by continuous monitoring and anomaly detection so that malfunctioning devices or security incidents, such as cyber espionage, zero days or malware, can be reported and remediated as quickly as possible. The solution delivers a whole set of enterprise-class features for:
From their technical nature, firewalls and IPS are only effective for intra zone traffic (between L2 and L3), which might be sufficient for enterprise networks but not for SCADA/ICS environments. Therefore, the most vulnerable mission critical parts of the network remain insecure. Flowmon goes beyond these traditional security approaches when delivering visibility into intra zone (within L2) and thus provides a full insight into the traffic.
"Flowmon Solution is one of the essential tools we use for network monitoring and network security. I appreciate the ease of deployment in the network, the quick training of our technicians as well as good support."